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2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2020 Dodge Durango Comparison Image

2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2020 Dodge Durango

2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee


2020 Dodge Durango
$32,195 MSRP

Starting Price

$30,495 MSRP
3.6L V6

Standard Engine

3.6L V6

Blind-Spot Monitoring

19 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway


19 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway
7,200 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

8,700 pounds

Scouring the lands for a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale in the Hamburg area, or are you more interested in the 2020 Dodge Durango? Maybe you’ve taken at a glance at both and see the same thing: capable SUVs with powerful engine options and quality interior features. Look closer, and the differences start to reveal themselves. In this 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Dodge Durango comparison from Outten CDJR, we hopefully make those differences a bit clearer so you can drive home in the SUV that’s just right for your personal needs.

Durango vs. Grand Cherokee: Trim Levels and Pricing

Both the Dodge and Jeep offer several configurations for each model—seven different Grand Cherokee trim levels and five different Dodge Durango trim levels. On top of that, you can choose between 4×2 and 4×4 for most Jeep trims, and rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive for the Dodge SUV. When you include the individual packages that enhance exterior and interior features, along with performance, you realize that both the Grand Cherokee and Durango create a lot of room for customization. Which midsize SUV is ideal for your Reading commute?

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trim Levels

  • Laredo — $32,045 (4×2) starting MSRP
  • Limited — $39,855 (4×2) starting MSRP
  • Trailhawk — $44,955 (4×2) starting MSRP
  • Overland — $46,295 (4×2) starting MSRP
  • Summit — $51,995 (4×2) starting MSRP
  • SRT® — $68,395 (4×4 only) starting MSRP
  • Trackhawk — $86,900 (4×2 only) starting MSRP

Dodge Durango Trim Levels

  • SXT — $30,495 (RWD) starting MSRP
  • GT — $34,645 (RWD) starting MSRP
  • Citadel — $42,995 (RWD) starting MSRP
  • R/T — $43,995 (RWD) starting MSRP
  • SRT® — $62,995 (AWD only) starting MSRP

Ultimately, when it comes to variety and pricing, both SUVs are comparable. The one notable difference is the beastly Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the most powerful and quickest SUV ever. With that said, the price tag is significantly more than both the Dodge Durango SRT® and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT®.

Durango vs. Grand Cherokee: Performance and Fuel Efficiency

When it comes to performance, you have to ask: Dodge Durango or Jeep Grand Cherokee? Both surpass the competition when it comes to engine power and off-road prowess, but there are differences between the Durango and Grand Cherokee.

  • Standard Engine and Transmission:
    • The Jeep comes with a standard 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
    • The standard engine in the Dodge is a 3.6L V6 24-valve VVT engine with ESS that’s paired with an eight-speed automatic 850RE transmission.
  • Fuel Efficiency:
    • Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango base trim levels promise an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
  • Towing: 
    • The Jeep Grand Cherokee maximum towing capacity is 7,200 pounds when properly equipped with any of its three upper engine options: 5.7L V8 engine, 6.4L V8 engine, or the supercharged 6.2 V8 engine under the hood of the Trailhawk.
    • The Dodge Durango maximum towing capacity is 8,700 pounds when equipped with the 6.4L V8 engine option. The Dodge Durango’s robust 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine can tow up to 7,200 pounds.

Durango vs. Grand Cherokee: Safety

The Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee both excel when it comes to safety features offered right out of the gate—even the base trim levels offer peace of mind on Schuylkill Haven roads. With that said, there is one difference: Blind-Spot Monitoring. While Blind-Spot Monitoring is standard on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo base trim, it is only offered as an optional feature on all 2020 Dodge Durango trim levels.

  • Standard Safety Features on the Durango and Grand Cherokee
    • Electronic stability control (includes vehicle stability management system)
    • Electronic Roll Mitigation
    • All-speed traction control
    • Brake Assist
    • Four-channel anti-lock brake system

Durango or Grand Cherokee: You Decide in Hamburg

There you have it: two very capable and well-equipped SUVs from which to choose. Which is better for your Leesport journeys—the Dodge Durango or Jeep Grand Cherokee? If you still can’t decide, schedule a test drive at Outten CDJR. While here, you can ask any questions you have left, and peek at our new vehicle specials.

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